Alex Rudie

Over the last three years, the ANCDS Certification Board has engaged in a range of activities to encourage SLPs to apply for board certification. These activities have included poster sessions and talks at state and national conventions, podcasts, and various forms of personal outreach.  One of the things that became evident from these different attempts was that many SLPs were aware that ANCDS offered board certification and aspired to such recognition of their clinical expertise, but they lacked the confidence that they could complete the process successfully. Most SLPs have never submitted a written or oral case study that would be subjected to peer review. 

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Written By: Jenny Fortin, MFA, MS, CF-SLP

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Written By: Megan Schliep, MA, CCC-SLP, MPH

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Dafne Abur
Doctoral Student
Boston University
Mentor: Edy Strand


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The focus of this ANCDS presentation was to propose new ideas for providing meaningful and effective treatment for individuals with cognitive-communication disorders.  The recent explosion of ‘person-centered’-ness is changing the ways we think about the services we deliver to our clients. Clinicians' frustration, and the dissatisfaction of our clients, with the effects of current treatment practices compels us to seek out some new and different treatment approaches.

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